Lipari is the ancient Meligunis from the Greek “melos” which means honey. It is the largest major island of the archipelago, known for obsidian and pumice.
The pulsating center of Lipari is between the bays of Marina Lunga and that of Marina Corta. In the middle, there is with the historic center that extends along the main street Vittorio Emanuele and at the top the Castle consisting of a natural fortress.
It is an island rich in testimonies of various eras and civilizations well represented by the Bronze Age huts, the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo, the Aeolian Museum, and the Norman Cloister.
Reaching the hamlet of Quattropani you can admire a fantastic view of the sea. Another important stop to enjoy beautiful views is the Belvedere di Quattrocchi, about four kilometers from the center.
From Quattrocchi there is a wonderful view of the island of Vulcano with the fumaroles of the crater.
In the Canneto area, there is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
In the Pianoconte area, there are the “Terme di San Calogero”, thermal baths of the Greek and Roman period.
Acquacalda is the white mountain of pumice. The pumice and obsidian quarries are the only ones in Europe. Visit also GOeolie Blog.
The most beautiful of the beaches of Lipari is the White Beach with a backdrop of pumice sediments that make the sea turquoise.